[Bf-education] Intro to Blender 3D class for teens

Pato Arenas patricio.arenas at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 20:07:25 CEST 2011

On 14/04/11 09:47, Javier Kitainik wrote:
> Hello Everybody
> We start to teach in Blender courses here in Buenos Aires Argentina, 
> at the UTN (Universidad Tecnológica Nacional). These couses are in 
> spanish languaje thinked for all the latin american comunity.
> We have 3 diferents levels of courses - I´ll send you the courses link 
> for more information (in spanish):
> http://www.sceu.frba.utn.edu.ar/cursosfooter/diseno-multimedial/animacion-audiovisual-3d
> Best regards,
> Prof. Javier Kitainik
> On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 4:50 PM, Edwin Pilobello <e_pilobello at yahoo.com 
> <mailto:e_pilobello at yahoo.com>> wrote:
>     Starting up an Intro to Blender 3D class for teens tomorrow. 
>     It'll be a 3
>     hour class for 5 Saturdays at Portland State University.
>     I'm going to start this class off like I fell into when using
>     laptops without
>     numeric keypads.  I'm going to skip the keyboard shortcuts.  It
>     seemed to reduce
>     cognitive load by just using the mouse to choose options over
>     remembering
>     shortcuts and using two hands.  I believe they would really
>     appreciate shortcuts
>     later after they've absorbed the basic concepts of 3D objects and
>     manipulation.
>     My last class at a Title I school (at least 70% of the student in
>     the free lunch
>     program) gave me a lot of challenges.  There was one 5th grade
>     girl (~11 years
>     old) who was having a lot of difficulty animating a ball bouncing
>     off a block
>     The rest of the class made relatively quick work of positioning
>     the ball,
>     inserting a keyframe, moving the ball, inserting the next keyframe
>     and reducing
>     the height and interval until the ball came to a rest.  After a
>     lot of effort to
>     try to help this girl understand and do, I finally decided to play
>     a counting
>     game.  We were to alternately count off even numbers.  She
>     couldn't make it to
>     20!!!  She couldn't get past 10 when counting by 3s.
>     The rest of the class just shook their heads.  I was somewhat
>     dumbfounded to
>     discover an 11 year old with very little number sense.  So moving
>     something over
>     time and space was way beyond her comprehension.
>     Oh well!
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Muchas gracias!! Al fin in spanish!!
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